The four-day ceremonies regarding National Cattle Show and Buffalo Fare organised by Livestock & Dairy Development Department at Buffalo Research Institute Pattoki came to an end yesterday. Provincial Minister for Livestock Sardar Husnain Bahadar Dareshak alongwith members of the parliament, Secretary Livestock & Dairy Development Department Ahsan Waheed, Vice Chancellor University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Lahore Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha, Director General (Extension) Dr. Mansoor Ahmed, Director General (Production) Dr. Ghulam Hussain Bhutta and Chief Research Officer Dr. Maqsood Akhtar graced the event with their presence. The event commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran and National Anthem.The President of Buffalo Breeders Association Punjab Mr. Haji Saeed Hassan Hotiana, Senior Vice President Chaudhry Muhammad Ashiq Gujjar, General Secretary Engineer Mian Samiullah, Joint Secretary Chaudhry Basharat Aziz Jspal, Finance Secretary Chaudhry Abdul Jabbar Maan, Information Secretary Chaudhry Ijaz Maan, Livestock farmers, eminent professors, students and a myriad of buffalo breeders along with aspirants from various professions participated in this cultural event.Vice President Buffalo Breeders Association Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Ashiq, riding the horse, desired to get permission from the chief guest for the inception of cavalcade. The exhibition coupled with the cavalcade of local ‘Desi’ animals belonging to Cholistani, Dhanni, Rojhan, Nari, Dajal Cattle breeds, Nili Ravi, Kundi Buffalo breeds, Beetal, Nukri, Tedi and Nachi Goat breeds and Mundri, Kajli, Thalli, Lohi, Damani Sheep breeds.The dance of Barela and Marecha Breed Camels amused the audience. The dance of horses and camels ameliorated the national event and well received appreciation. The beauty and milking competitions of buffaloes have been specially arranged on the eve of this National Cattle Show and Buffalo Fare 2019.The milking was done for emptying the udder during the initial couple of days and in this milking competition, all the participated buffaloes had milking yield of more than 10 Kilograms per day.Today is a historic day with respect to the milking competition in which the Buffalo of a Breeder belonging to Shehbaz Gujjar of Chak No. 242, Dasowa Faisalabad made a world record with milking yield of 52 Kilograms. This is a clear manifestation of the fact that the yielding capabilities of our milking animals are increasing day by day and the breeders aspire to rear the animals that will have the best milk-yielding progeny in the future.Published in Daily Times, February 24th 2019.